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There is another population who probably make up 15% to 20% of people with hepatitis C in Australia who are at risk, and they are people who have migrated from countries of high prevalence; Egypt, Pakistan, parts of Asia, and the vast majority of these people have acquired their infection through unsafe injections in the healthcare setting. So it’s really important that if you’ve come from those countries and you haven’t been tested for hepatitis C, to get along to your general Canada Goose Online practitioner or other physician and have a hepatitis C test.

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